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Rural district with plenty of space for development

The Heart of Growth

    Plenty of space for development and economic growth in a convenient central location, and all at a good price: Osnabrück District scores with attractive commercial and industrial premises to suit a wide range of different needs. Whether industrial firms in Niedersachsenpark right next to the motorway or skilled crafts and services companies in close proximity to the customers, there’s lots of space for the region’s economy.

    oleg: service partner for the economy

    When looking for a suitable site, companies that are willing to invest can depend on support from oleg Osnabrücker Land-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. The competent service partner for the district helps out already during the planning phase, provides advice and information about the individual areas and vacant commercial buildings and prepares concepts for land development. The remit also includes tasks such as developing and implementing project-related operator models and financing concepts. In addition to the district authorities, oleg’s shareholders include the towns and municipalities, together with Kreissparkassen Melle and Bersenbrück as well as Sparkasse Osnabrück (all banks). When working with oleg under the auspices of the Department for Economic Affairs & Labour, companies benefit from short distances and consultation processes as well as proven expertise and great commitment.

    Sustainable land management

    Anticipatory action is the motto for the oleg “Sustainable Land Management” project. The aim is for early monitoring to alleviate the impacts of demographic change on the demand for land and to prevent the emergence of wasteland. If for example a piece of land or property or building is being vacated because there is no successor in the company, this is where oleg comes in. It develops plans for subsequent use and brings the users together with companies searching for suitable land. In doing so, oleg cooperates with WIGOS, for instance when it comes to making corporate succession arrangements. Already existing wasteland areas are also registered systematically and included in the marketing activities.

    DPO Melle: space also for companies that take up lots of space, Picture: DPD Deutschland GmbH

    Space for top companies in Niedersachsenpark

    Whether subsequent use or new commercial and industrial estates, Osnabrück District offers enough space for top companies and firms with potential for growth. For example in Niedersachsenpark: this is where sportswear manufacturer adidas has been operating its largest distribution centre in the world in Neuenkirchen-Vörden/Rieste, right next to the A1 motorway. The centre was extended in 2017, creating altogether more than 500 jobs. Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik is another global player to have settled here. Lower Saxony’s largest intermunicipal commercial and industrial estate, located at the strategic traffic hub on the A1 motorway, offers over 400 hectares of land for meanwhile more than 60 companies. Thanks to the land option model, companies can also reserve space to expand in the direct vicinity free of charge over a period of several years. 

    Room for growth

    Companies find best conditions not just in Niedersachsenpark. Just recently in 2018, the top-ten agricultural engineering company Amazone from Hasbergen in the south of the district started to expand, erecting another production facility on 24 hectares of land in Bramsche. The presence of the world’s leading agricultural engineering company Claas here in the district shows it provides fertile ground for innovations in this industrial sector: in 2017, Claas constructed a research and development centre in Dissen, which is in the south of the district. Solarlux, market leader for glass partitions, also favours the Osnabrück District, with its headquarters taking up 13 hectares in Melle. The strength of the economic region has also convinced delicatessen manufacturer Homann to expand its facilities in Bad Essen. The furniture industry is also firmly rooted in the region: kitchen furniture specialist Häcker Küchen from East Westphalia recently built a new factory on 20 hectares of land in Ostercappeln-Venne, creating several hundred jobs here. No matter where in the district, successful businesses always find themselves in good company.